Last year, November, was the two year anniversary of my first interview with Anette Olzon, vocalist of duo project The Dark Element. On November 10 I got to interview Anette again, this time about The Dark Element’s sophomore album ‘’Songs The Night Sings’’.
Boosted by the success of their 2017 debut, ‘’Letters To Myself’’, Swedish bashers CyHra are using that momentum and pushing forward with a new album, ‘’No Halos In Hell’’, and Nuclear Blast fully behind them. Founded by vocalist Jake E and guitarist Jesper Strömblad, CyHra has gone from being reminiscent of the duo's former bands to having an identity all its own. In fact, ‘’No Halos In Hell’’ is one of those rare albums that defies being placed neatly in a boxed-up metal genre coming...
It can already be stated that the band has succeeded in creating a colossal masterpiece, but let’s start at the beginning... Only three years have passed since the brilliant predecessor “The Ninth Hour”, three years in which the quintet has been anything but idle. “Basically I write songs all the time when it comes down to it” says Tony, “but at the beginning of 2018 I took care of the new album.
The Dark Element is a musical project fronted by vocalist Anette Olzon, together with Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen. Since word of this project got out, fans have been frothing at the mouth with anticipation for it’s arrival. And no wonder considering the talent involved! Anette is widely known for being the immaculate voice on the hit albums from Nightwish, “Dark Passion Play” and “Imaginaerum”. Jani has recently been busy in Cain's Offering alongside Stratovarius singer...
Denmark's new symphonic metal act, Ethereal Kingdoms, deliver a unique and modern take on theatrical symphonic metal with their debut album "Hollow Mirror". Enter their sonic universe, explore the full range of musical emotions. From nostalgic melodies to haunting dissonances, from soaring high notes to shattering screams, from heartfelt solos to destroyed violins.
Following up the successful, self-funded release, Decennium, Seven Kingdoms returns with 'Empty Eyes'! This new release from the Florida based Power Metal outfit will rock your mind, body and soul with new sounds, new looks and lots of metal! 'Empty Eyes' will be released Independently through Kickstarter.com and available in October. Pre-Orders will start on August 13th. Seven Kingdoms has toured all over the world with bands like Blind Guardian, Stratovarius, Amaranthe, Evergrey, Kamelot...
Two years after their debut, ‘’Heroes In Time“, the Swedish melodic metal band Metalite returns with a new singer and a new album called ‘’Biomechanical’’. Influenced by the concept of bands like Within Temptation, the quintet from Stockholm ‘’reinvents’’ classic melodic metal – and unleashes a storm of power, monumentality and zeitgeist, that you cannot escape.
‘’Emotions’’ is the title of Excalion’s new album. Following up the highly acclaimed ‘’Dream Alive’’, this new masterpiece from the Finnish power force takes you on a journey through hate and trust, sorrow and joy. ‘’Emotions’’ drives Excalion to new extremes in their music. Every song tells its own story, reflecting a singular emotion through the means of vibrant, melodic, and even aggressive metal.
Regarding to Visionatica's new album called ''Enigma Fire'' I got to do a small email interview with bassist Tim and guitarist Manu.
How are you all doing?
Manu: Great, thank you so much! You are writing with Manu and Tim.
Let’s start with a little presentation. Who is VISIONATICA and how was the band formed?
Manu: ‘’VISIONATICA is a German symphonic metal band with crystal clear soprano vocals, hard guitars and bass, impressive orchestra elements and powerful drums.